DD SIG Episode 44: Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Kyle Reedy

In this first installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, host Jeff Schmidt talks with Kyle Reedy about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Kyle discusses the etiology and clinical presentation of this disease, as well as best practices for treating patients living with this rare neuromuscular disease, in light of medical advances that have improved …

DD SIG Episode 43: Gait Training in PD with Mike Lewek and CJ Duppen

In this episode, host Parm Padgett talks with Mike Lewek and CJ Duppen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about using implicit and explicit motor learning techniques with people with Parkinson Disease. CJ and Mike do a deep dive into their research on the integration of targeted rhythmic auditory cueing to improve …

DD SIG Episode 42: Frailty in Multiple Sclerosis with Jake Sosnoff 

In this episode, we talk with Jake Sosnoff, Ph.D. about frailty in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We cover how frailty is defined in geriatrics and how that definition applies to frailty seen in MS, as well as how clinicians can use evidence-based tools to characterize frailty in their patients with MS. Host Herb Karpatkin …

DD SIG Episode 41: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors’ Impact on Movement and Participation: Part 2- Treatment Strategies- with Mike Studer 

In this episode, we talk with Mike Studer about intervention and treatment strategies related to fear-avoidance behaviors (as introduced in part 1/episode 40 with Ryan Duncan and Merrill Landers). Host Chris Burke talks with Mike about using autonomy-building strategies to reduce fear and exposure therapy strategies. They also delve into behavior change strategies including tips …

Stroke SIG: “A Systematic Review on the Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Neurophysiological, Molecular, and Behavioral Measures in Chronic Stroke”: Episode 22

In this episode, host Marissa Moran, PT, DPT is joined by authors Dr. Anjali Sivaramakrishnan and Dr. Sandeep Subramanian to discuss their recent article published in the Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair titled “A Systematic Review on the Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Neurophysiological, Molecular, and Behavioral Measures in Chronic Stroke”. The authors share their …

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Nick Evans – Episode 15

Interview with Nick Evans about his group’s paper “Walking and Balance Outcomes are Improved Following Brief Intensive Locomotor Skill Training but Are Not Augmented by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Persons with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury” published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in 2022.   Join DiSCIS hosts Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS and Uzair Hammad, PT, …

DD SIG Episode 40: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors’ Impact on Movement and Participation- with Merrill Landers and Ryan Duncan

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Merrill Landers and Dr. Ryan Duncan about their presentation at APTA’s CSM 2023, entitled “Mind Over Movement: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors Impacting Movement and Participation in Parkinson’s Disease.” Host Chris Burke talks with Merrill and Ryan about different types of fears and fear-avoidance cycles that have been studied in individuals …

Stroke SIG: “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial”

In this episode, host Marissa Moran PT, DPT is joined by Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, and Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD to discuss their recent article posted in JAMA Neurology titled “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial.” The …

Episode 10: Part 2 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 2: Town Hall Q+A – This episode provides questions and answers and some great discussion from the Educator Town Hall. The group discusses specifics of how to make change, what kinds of changes they are championing at their institutions and how to help students navigate difficult situations during clinical experiences. This is important information for …

Episode 10: Part 1 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 1: Updates from Four Educators –  Tune in for intros and updates from four educators at various stages of changing curriculum. You will hear from Dr. Nora Fritz of Wayne State University, Dr. Kirsten Potter of Tufts University – Seattle, Dr. Patricia Kluding of University of Kansas Medical Center, and Dr. Heather Knight of …